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"Surely God is mad at America."
RAY NAGIN, mayor of New Orleans, suggesting that last year's string of devastating hurricanes in the U.S. was an expression of divine anger over the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Nagin later apologized

"Leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us ... must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part. This response could be a conventional one. It could also be of a different kind."
JACQUES CHIRAC, French President, warning of the possibility of a nuclear response to acts of...

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